Jeni Houser, Maria Brea, Vanessa Becerra, Kristen Choi, Maria Valdes Headline Phoenix Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-24 Season

(Photo by Tavits Photography) The Phoenix Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the vocal performances on offer. The season opens with “Carmina Burana” conducted by Tito Muñoz. The soloists include Jeni Houser, Arnold Livingston Geis, and Michael Adams. The program also includes Adam Schoenberg’s “Picture Studies.” Performance Dates: Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2023 {…}

Karita Mattila, Karine Deshayes, René Barbera Headline San Francisco Opera’s Streaming Program for July

San Francisco Opera has announced its upcoming program for “Opera is ON.” The company will present Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” in a production by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. Karine Deshayes stars as Angelina with René Barbera as Ramiro. Christian Van Horn, Zanda Svede, Maria Valdes, and Efraín Solís round out the cast, which is conducted by Jesús López-Cobos. Streaming Date: July 18, 2020  {…}

Ailyn Pérez, Matthew Polenzani Among 100 Singers Join Forces for Campbell & Moravec’s ‘Light Shall Lift Us’

Over 100 singers came together for a video performance of “Light Shall Lift Us,” a work by librettist Mark Campbell and composer Paul Moravec. The duo, which has worked together on “The Shining” proposed the idea to Marc Scorca of Opera America, who embraced the idea and helped put together the 107 artists who would eventually record their individual parts {…}